Annual Blue and Gold celebrates Valley Stream Scouts

Blue and Gold celebrates cub scouting and their achievements. Each year, a ceremony takes place to highlight all of the requirements the scouts had to complete throughout the year before the …


Village general election 2023: Arroyo wants to change the conversation

As a political firebrand and activist, Cristina Arroyo has been outspoken about the need to tackle the structural barriers that exclude under-represented groups in her hometown of Valley Stream. She …


Village general election 2023: Bonelli wants more thoughtful government

Anthony Bonelli spent decades of his working life across various city services, optimizing systems, and improving standards of transparency, efficiency, and integrity. Now he hopes to bring his …


Village general election 2023: Fare knows progress made, progress coming

He’s a third-generation Valley Stream resident and has become a pillar of village government for more than a decade. Now Edwin Fare is asking his neighbors to extend his time as mayor for a …


Homeless man arrested for alleged machete attack at Merrick Road laundromat

A homeless man was arrested in connection with the assault of another man mangled with a machete at a laundromat on Merrick Road on March 14.  Roberto Velasquez, 30, had allegedly slashed the …


Trouble waking up? You know who to blame.

Where did our collective societal grudge against mornings come from?

Jerry Kremer

A depressing tale of two fibbers

No one has given me a riddle to consider for a long time. But I can think of one. What’s the difference between U.S. Rep. George Santos and Fox News?

Randi Kreiss

The sun shivers and shudders northward

Don’t believe me. Don’t believe the National Weather Service. But come hell or high water (and both are coming!), you better believe the Farmers’ Almanac.

Peter King

My mixed memories of leading the parade

St. Patrick’s “Day” is actually several weeks of events commemorating Irish culture and traditions and Irish-America’s contributions to the American mosaic.